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Old 11-29-2012, 06:32 PM
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Rev-x in the cold?

So I want to start running rev-x, but with winter in the sierras where temps regularly get down in the single digits and negative I'm not sure if its a good idea? What do ya think?
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Old 11-29-2012, 08:04 PM
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Rev X will make it run smoother when starting cold!
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Its a great idea. You actually might want to look into arcoil instead though. Cheaper and is the only one of the two to actually claim it fixes stiction.

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I've run both. I currently have Archoil 9100 in the oil and 6300 in the fuel and cold starts (< 30 (f) ) are a non-event. Assuming that the rest of your engine is in good shape (FICM, high pressure oil, etc) running Archoil or Rev-X will certainly help in the colder months. After using Archoil, it is unlikely that I'll go back to Rev-X.
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how much of the Archoil do ya run in the oil?
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how much of the Archoil do ya run in the oil?
I just put some in on my on my last oil change, I believe the single bottle was 16oz
I also switched to Rotella T6, I'm a little warmer down here in Sparks but it's been starting up real nice in the colder weather.
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16oz which is $35. I bought the EAC-1 kit which had the 9100 and 6300 for $80. It takes very little of the 6300 in the fuel. While many will claim that this stuff is snake oil, or that it is a bandaid to bigger problems, I just love the way my truck runs while using this.

I only treat the oil in the winter, the spring - fall is without oil additives. I am not sure that I even need any additives for stiction, but like I said, I love the way it runs.
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Old 11-30-2012, 09:47 AM
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16oz which is $35. I bought the EAC-1 kit which had the 9100 and 6300 for $80. It takes very little of the 6300 in the fuel. While many will claim that this stuff is snake oil, or that it is a bandaid to bigger problems, I just love the way my truck runs while using this.

I only treat the oil in the winter, the spring - fall is without oil additives. I am not sure that I even need any additives for stiction, but like I said, I love the way it runs.
I had wondered if you could actually see a difference with the 6300. How long did it take to have an effect?
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Old 11-30-2012, 09:56 AM
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Yes, you can. I had a typo, it's 6200, not 6300. In any event here's a post that I made with the 6200: Archoil 6200 and math
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Interesting. At my next oil change I'm going to try the 9100 instead of Rex-X, maybe i'll get the kit with the 6200 and try it.
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